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Power Plant DCS Controls Engineer (Operations)

Job Field:
Engineering and Mineral Processing Jobs
Construction Jobs, Electrical Engineer Jobs, Instrument and Control Jobs, Maintenance Jobs, Mine Operation Jobs
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Contract Type:
Full Time / Permanent
Salary Description:
on application
First Quantum Minerals
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Reporting to the C&I Supervisor, the Power Plant DCS Maintenance Engineer's duties and responsibilities will include providing Pre‐commissioning, Commissioning and start‐up support to operations.

Location: Donoso  Site: Cobre Panama

Duties and Responsibilities:

Power Plant Maintenance DCS Controls Engineer duties and responsibilities will include the following:

  • Pre‐commissioning, Commissioning and start‐up support to operations.
  • Reviewing operational parameters & instituting control changes to optimize the plant operation.
  • Ensuring the equipment preventive maintenance program is implemented & meets operational requirements.
  • Perform all duties assigned in a safe and professional manner. Be guided in all work by the precept that safety of personnel and equipment is a top corporate priority.
  • Identify & analyse design changes & modify design drawings & documents accordingly.
  • Monitoring progress and performance of equipment vendors during the
  • execution of commissioning work.
  • Ensuring the scope of work, procedures and schedules are adhered to.
  • Resolving and responding to technical queries required to control the plant .
  • Work with the authorities to ensure we have proper hand over packages for them ( Insurance )
  • Participation in Site Acceptance Tests (SAT) of instrumentation/protection control packages as necessary.
  • During the commissioning phase, assist in ensuring that technical standards and specifications are complied with.
  • Attend and contribute to site and project technical meetings as necessary.
  • Assist in Mechanical Completion and handover documentation as necessary.
  • Participating in vendor corrective actions and ensuring resolution of nonconformists
  • Ensures and audits control and protection systems are adhered to protect the assets of the plant

 Qualifications and Experience Requirements

  • Experience in DCS, Safety Systems (SIS), PLC and packaged equipment control systems and field
  • Knowledge and Experience in Power Plant operations and commissioning.
  • Experience in managing/coordinating equipment vendors.
  • Conversant with International codes and Standards pertaining to Boiler / Turbine protection Eg. NFPA & ASME protection requirements
  • Good communication and organizational skills.
  • Previous extended tours of work in man camp/remote access locations.
  • Computer literate with good working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel, scheduling, and work planning programs of some type.
  • Good English communication skills; Spanish working knowledge as a minimum, fluency preferred.
  • Experience working within multi-cultural environments a definite plus.

First Quantum Minerals Ltd. has grown from a small mineral operation in Zambia into a multinational mining business in less than two decades, with a global portfolio of copper and nickel assets in Europe, Africa, Australia and South America. This phenomenal growth is down to FQM people who have strived to be Bolder, Smarter and Driven in everything they do.

In March 2013, First Quantum Minerals acquired Inmet Mining Corporation, a Canadian-based mining company primarily producing copper and zinc from mines in Finland, Spain and Turkey, with also a major copper deposit under development in Panama, known as Cobre Panama. The combination of the First Quantum and Inmet assets has created one of the world’s leading copper producers with a geographically diversified portfolio of high-quality operations and development projects in eight countries across five continents.

With a strategic plan to produce more than 1.3 million tonnes per annum of copper within five years, the Company is poised to become the largest, widely-held pure-play copper producer and one of the top five copper producers in the world.

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